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2021 BMW 540 vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45 Review

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2021 BMW
540

MSRP*: $59,450 to $61,750
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2020 Mercedes-Benz
AMG CLA 45

MSRP*: $54,800
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Invoice* $55,790 to $57,930 $51,512
MPG - City 23 - 25 MPG 20 MPG
MPG - Hwy 31 - 32 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 14.0 ft3 Info not available
Engine Inline-6 Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Rear-wheel All-wheel
Horsepower 335 hp 382 hp
Exterior Length 195.8 in 184.8 in
Exterior Width 73.5 in 72.2 in
Leg Room Front 41.4 in
Rear 36.5 in
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Head Room Front 38.8 in
Rear 37.5 in
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Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles

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Comparison Review

Convenience
With the BMW 540 you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45, due to its larger tank size and better fuel economy.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The BMW 540 is somewhat more expensive than the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The BMW 540 and the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The BMW 540 is a little wider than the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. If you go with the BMW 540, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45.

Performance
The BMW 540 has less horsepower than the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Powertrain
With its lower torque, the BMW 540 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the BMW 540 and the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45.

Warranty
The BMW 540 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45.